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Snapshot Sunhine – A Laugh For The Love Of A Friend

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


I love it when moments like this during a ceremony are captured like the one at this wedding (see more here).

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Photo by Calli B Photography

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Mel and Rock Engaged!

by | Bride, Engagements


A fun and whimsical engagement shoot today of Rock and Mel from Trish at Tea Lily Photography! I love the obvious joy in this shoot.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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Photos by Tea Lily Photography

Creative Colour – Pewter Grey

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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This moody grey is the colour of storm clouds, the stormy ocean

Combine with ivory and cherry red, with touches of deep chocolate

– With golden yellow and slate blue and pearl grey

– With slate blue and pale blue and ivory

– With teal, bright blue and paler grey

– With coral and slate blue and cream

– With natural stone colours

– With robin’s egg blue (see our Creative Colour – Duck Egg Blue), sage (grey) green and pale grey

– With plum, lavender and mid grey

– With beige, robin’s egg blue, ‘bronzey’ brown and touches of black

– With royal blue and mid grey

– With rose pinks of many hues and ivory

– When using this colour think texture and shine. Use silks, satins, velvets, wools, things that are sparkly and things that have a soft lustre such as pewter itself, to add interest to a colour that could quickly become overwhelming and forceful

– Add softer elements such as fully opened roses or peonies, clouds of gypsophila, white hydrangeas, sugar frosted fruit, and subtle accents such as perfumed flowers tucked away in corners, soft unobtrusive lighting

– Succulents,

– Old zinc or tin troughs, brushed aluminium containers, black ceramic candlesticks, silver ice buckets, old wire birdcages, Lucite, old pewter containers

– Pewter grey crystal beaded runner over a lavender tablecloth, lavender and plum blossoms, pewter and plum coloured crockery, plum coloured napkins, brushed stainless steel cutlery, lavender invitations with pewter design work, pewter lustred favour boxes tied with lavender ribbon

– Trays of wheat grass in zinc tubs on pale grey tablecloths, pale grey or green candles grouped, napkins tied with a grey/green patterned ribbon and fastened with a teardrop crystal, green and clear mixed glassware, glass plates, charcoal grey suits for the men, pale grey dresses for the bridesmaids with green sashes, green shoes

– Hurricane lamps, lanterns, hand forged wrought iron candelabra – either free standing or table sized, bell jars

– Pewter grey linen, silver candelabra, rose pink napkins piped in grey, pale grey crockery, glasses edged in silver, paler rose coloured roses or peonies, candles in deep and mid rose and grey, vintage silver ice buckets, tureens etc used as vases, silver cutlery, old silvered mirrors, old lanterns on stands lining a pathway, rhinestones on shoes, clasp or headpiece, a soft pink dress for the bride, rose pink for the maids

– For a new take on a nautical theme, consider striped fabric in pewter grey and white (try finding ‘ticking’ fabric, or even a wider stripe) and add touches of other colour from your chosen palette. The striped fabric could be used as table cloths, tented around the walls and ceiling, repeated in pocket handkerchiefs and ties for the men, in ribbons around the bouquets or tying up napkins or favour boxes

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Stuart Weitzman shoes via Brides, Pearl chiffon flower hair pins from Nomsa, French Country Charcoal Spotted votive set from Peters of Kensington, Two Birds Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas

French Navy

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


I received a delightful little navy box in the mail a few weeks ago with the sweetest stationery inside. French Navy is a brand new Australian stationery range with clean designs and  nod to the etiquette of yesteryear.

The passion for the range comes from Miss French Navy’s background in advertising. Longing to find elegant stationery to reconnect with others through words, Miss French Navy created French Navy. With two distinct sides to the story – etiquette (etiquette tips are dotted throughout the French Navy website and blog) and stationery. Miss French Navy has brought them together into her new stationery line.

French Navy has six collections – Seasonal, Talk To The Animals, Baby Love, Just Because, Girl Talk and Celebration Time!. Crisp white note cards feature a bolt of colour through a small motif (we love Adam’s Apple available in red or green) or equally styled fill in the blank invitations. There are feminine designs for bridal showers and hen’s nights, designs for a simple thank you or a love filled note.

The French Navy range is just right for someone who isn’t into fluff and fancy but still wants the joy of sending a handwritten note. The bold colours mean there’s a design just right for any occasion.

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French Navy products are available through the French Navy website.

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